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There are several key steps to take when it comes to taking care of your spa and hot tub. The prelude to the first step, is perhaps, the familiarization with the hot tub & spa chemicals. Spas and hot tubs serve numerous purposes, including the preservation of beauty and relaxation. After a long day or a couple of days, a long soak in your hot tub can help you to relieve the day’s stress. Due to their importance, it is important to know the proper ways to care for your spa and hot tub. Poor maintenance of your spa and…

Just because you don’t have a large outdoor space available to you does not mean that you don’t deserve to enjoy a gorgeous garden area. With property prices ever increasing on the North Shore, more and more people are having to get innovative by creating apartment balcony gardens. If you live in an apartment, you may lack the connection with the natural world, and a balcony garden could be just the thing you need to bring peace and tranquillity into your living space. While gardening in a tight space can prove challenging, it can also be very rewarding (as well…

Hard water treatment systems are popular among many households. This is because it removes all the minerals that damage your water heaters, leaves your dishes with spots, laundry look dingy while leaving your skin and hair looking dry. Although there are lots of water treatment companies available, Kinetico UK has one of the best hard water treatment systems that will save you both time and money. Below is a guide on the different types of home hard water treatment options and home water solutions. Ion exchange Systems These particular systems are a great hard water treatment solution since they involve…

When it comes to property management companies Corona has many which I had ignored for too long in letting out my apartment in Queens. I originally thought that AirBnb may be the best option for this space but New York quickly changed the rules on short term rentals, leaving this as being an option I couldn’t consider. To be completely honest I would have always preferred a long term rental anyway, as I really don’t spend any time living in the property. Friends had told me that I should’ve looked into a property management company but I decided to manage…

One of the most important parts of interior design is lighting, it ranges from naked bulbs that are arranged in aesthetic order to brightly colored lights and elegant sculptural models. The position of lights can help to improve the ambiance of rooms in the house. However, lighting ideas are often different depending on the specific function of the room you are decorating. The type of bulbs you use in the kitchen differs from the ones that will be fixed in the bedroom or bathroom closets. Table and floor lamps Modern interior styles have shifted towards a minimalist style where less…

You finally have the keys to the new place, but now what? Whether you’re planning on moving in or renting it out, you’re not quite finished with your new home to-do list. There are still a few important things to do. Here are six things to do immediately to ensure your success in your new home. Change Your Address This is easy to overlook, but it’s important that you remember to change your mailing address. You could miss getting important pieces of mail that may have consequences in the future. These are some places you should contact first to change…

Solid wood flooring has been, and remains to this day, one of the most popular flooring choices of the modern world. People have been using it in their homes for centuries, and its sales have increased significantly in the last twenty years, with us lusting after something from a bygone era and a little closer to nature. If you’re not sure whether to splash out on solid wood flooring or not, here’s a little guide to help you… Durability Solid wood flooring is probably the most durable flooring choice available on the market. It will cope with lots of foot…

Flooring is a significant decision that you would make for your home. There are different rooms where you would be installing the floors; however, the primary concern lies with choosing the perfect floors to place in the bathrooms. Water can sprinkle from the sink. The latrine can flood. Steam from the shower regularly fogs the whole bathroom once every day.  A wet bathroom isn’t a particular case however the standard, and water will unleash devastation on some unacceptable kind of deck. So while planning a wonderful bathroom might be your objective, keeping it waterproof ought to be your most significant…

If you’re considering undertaking a garden renovation now that the weather has turned and summer is right around the corner, one of the many options you have is to include a new patio. Whether you have an existing patio that needs redoing or you’re considering laying a new one entirely, patios provide a practical, stylish space where you can entertain yourself, the family and guests for years to come. Deciding to add a patio to your garden, however, is just one piece of the puzzle. Next, you’ll need to decide which type of patio slabs to install. Are you going to…

If you’re looking to move this year, you’ll probably have a checklist of things you want to have in your new property already. From more spacious rooms to a decent size garden, there is an endless list of must-haves when you start to think about it. Deciding on what is ‘desirable’ and what is ‘essential’ is key though, so to help, here are some tips on things to look out for when buying a home, from the smaller details to the definite essentials. Good Central Heating System Your new home needs to keep you warm when the temperature drops outside,…